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Explore Newaygo

Newaygo County offers unique, abundant, and affordable opportunities to get away from the city without having to endure a long drive for an authentic Up North adventure.

Four seasons of adventure await you, just around the corner!

Riflers & Reelers

Cast a line or plan your hunt in the waters and forests of Newaygo County. Sportsmen of every sort will find fishing and hunting in our region a true northern Michigan outdoor experience. Plan your next outing in Newaygo County, we have just the right spot.

Trail Addicts

With over 150 miles of trails, Trail Trekkers from beginner to advanced will find a trail that is just the right size for an adventure in Newaygo County. Let us show you the way with trail maps and more.

Winter Fanatics

Winter presents a whole new range of recreational fun for visitors to Newaygo County. We embrace the “Water-Winter-Wonderland” nickname with reckless abandon in pursuit of a snow covered adventure. Bundle up and grab your gear. Winter adventure awaits!

Boaters and Floaters

A Water Wonderland awaits you in Newaygo County with over 356 river miles and 256 inland lakes making it and ideal destination for your paddling or floating adventure. Water sports are a central part of our local culture, and we are excited to share our waterways with you!

Creatives & Crafters

Newaygo County offers diverse opportunities for exploring artistic expression through performing arts, museums, galleries, and a world-class observatory. Indulge your creative side in Newaygo County.

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Ensley Township Nature Preserve

By Wendy Sinicki Tucked in the southeastern corner of Newaygo County is a wonderful place to spend time hiking, especially with the family. The Ensley Township Nature Preserve, 6985 136th Street, Sand Lake, just west of Cypress Avenue, is designed with children in...

Are You Two Dam Tuff?

Are you Two Dam Tuff?   It's a question that gets asked the first Saturday in October each and every year in Newaygo County.  For those "in the know", The Croton and Hardy Dams are separated by about 6 miles as the crow flies, and are spectacular tourist draws in...

Exploring the Rustic Trail

The Hardy Dam Rustic Trail is just that: rustic, but in the best sense. This gem offers tree lined trails and picturesque views giving hikers of all abilities a sense of reconnecting with nature even for just a short time. For the first-time user, it is helpful to...

Superb Fishing in Newaygo County

Newaygo County teems with an abundance of water for the experienced or casual fisherman.  Thousands of acres of dam-supported backwaters, large and small beautiful lakes, and even hidden ponds provide plenty of opportunity for anglers to enjoy still-water fishing.  ...

Sub 32 Degrees

One might imagine that in an area where the pursuit of outdoor activities consumes its citizenry throughout spring, summer and fall, folks might pull back in a bit in winter. A little hibernation might be I order once the snow rolls in and the waters turn to ice....

A Quaint Town & Country Path

  Fremont has long been known as the Baby Food Capital of the World and attracts thousands of visitors to Gerber’s popular National Baby Food Festival in July. Visitors also come to enjoy Fremont’s Harvest Festival, nearby woods and lakes, and the Fremont Town &...

Camp Newaygo & The Wetland Trail

Nature-seekers who discover the “Wetland Trail” at Camp Newaygo are treated to an ecologically-unique outdoor experience. The Wetland Trail is no ordinary swampland or run-of-the-mill hiker pathway! In fact, the one mile (roundtrip) boardwalk trail, is one of the only...

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